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    Membership Issues ALSC Issues First Discussion Paper
    posted by michael on Thursday July 12 2001, @05:24PM

    The At-Large Study Committee has released its first Discussion Paper. More questions than answers, although it does begin by saying, "the ALSC has come to the initial position that some form of structured involvement of individual Internet users in ICANN policy formulation and decision-making is needed, along with representation of individual Internet users on ICANN's Board." Having said that, however, it appears all options short of cutting users out entirely remain on the table. Or, almost all; the ALSC appears to recognize that in today's ICANN at least, the Board is where the ultimate power lies: "Regardless of how individual involvement is ultimately achieved, it is reasonable to expect that ICANN's Board will continue to be the focal point for critical decisions. Therefore, Board representation of individual Internet users also must be addressed, and we are eager to hear your views on how this might be achieved."

    The paper lists a large number of basic questions about how these goals might be achieved. Appendix B to the short paper sets out a tight schedule for answering them all:
    • Issue Discussion Paper #1 with Proposed Schedule of ALSC Activities (July 12)
    • Issue key questions regarding potential structures/directions (July)
    • Issue Discussion Paper #2 listing additional points of ALSC agreement and potential options for individual Internet user participation in ICANN (July)
    • ALSC working and outreach meetings (August 13)
    • Issue Draft Report (by September 7)
    • ALSC working and outreach meetings (September 7)
    • Submit final report to ICANN Board and issue to public (by November 14)

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    Re: ALSC Issues First Discussion Paper
    by hofjes on Friday July 13 2001, @06:44AM (#1297)
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    It's JON Postel, as in Jonathan B. Postel.

    What's this hispanic touch you're advancing?
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